NationsClassroom is a trusted educational travel company specializing in school trips to our nation’s historic corridor, including class trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. We partner with teachers to offer students and their families all-inclusive trips that are educational, safe, affordable, and fun. To date, more than 50,000 students have walked in the footsteps of history and made lasting memories on a school trip with NationsClassroom.
Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group. We look forward to working with you!
Your group will be welcomed at your morning arrival to Boston. Meet your NationsClassroom Tour Guide. Board your tour coach bus.
Travel to Plymouth, MA
National Forefathers Memorial Park - The first English colonists made war and then peace with the Natives here, and later, celebrated their friendship with the first Thanksgiving dinner. Visit the landmarks that honor this piece of American history with a stop at Plymouth Rock and the National Forefathers Memorial, which are both part of the park.
Plimoth Plantation - The Plantation’s permanent, outdoor exhibits include a 17th Century English Village, Wampanoag Indian Site, Grist Mill, and craft center that recreate the sights, sounds, and stories of the 17th century. This living, interactive museum complex tells the interwoven stories of the English and Native inhabitants of this area.
Plimoth Plantation Dinner - Take a savory journey into the past as your group sits down to a 17th century meal filled with the finest food. Your modern host will guide you through your meal while visitors from the past and historians from today answer your questions about England and Plymouth, old and new. During dinner, you also will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and song, making this an experience your group will remember
Dead of Night Ghost Tour - During your evening program in Plymouth, your group will walk the some of the oldest streets in America with an expert guide to learn about local legends, mysteries, and folklore.
Overnight in the Boston area.
Minute Man National Park - The opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life at Minute Man National Historical Park. Your group will tour the Old North Bridge, experience a Road to Revolution Presentation, visit the Lexington Green, and more.
Travel to Salem, MA
Tour Salem, MA - Well known as the site of the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, this coastal city has a rich maritime heritage and four centuries of historic architecture and landmarks to explore, including the House of Seven Gables that was made famous by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site - Learn about global trade in post-Colonial America and the importance of maritime commerce.
Salem Witch Museum - Explore the museum that emphasizes the necessity of tolerance and other lessons learned from the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 - 1693.
Gallows Hills Museum and Theatre - Your group will experience a unique theatrical event that blends history and folklore about the people and circumstances of the Witchcraft Trials followed by a guided tour of the Burying Point Cemetery.
Travel to Gloucester, MA.
Tour Gloucester, MA - A city linked to the sea and our nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester’s history sheds light on the importance of seafaring activities to the development of the U.S.
On your guided tour, visit sites to understand the culture and lifestyle of this seaside town, including places you’ll recognize from the movie, The Perfect Storm. Stop by the Fisherman’s Memorial that was designed to commemorate the city’s 300th anniversary and to pay tribute to “they that go down to the sea in ships.”
Dinner at Gloucester House - Your group will enjoy a view of the harbor and the smell of the sea at an authentic New England-style lobster bake. Great food, friendly service, and a renowned storyteller will bring the people and places of this historic port to life during a memorable evening on Cape Ann.
Overnight in the Boston area.
Bunker Hill Monument - Start your day in the Bunker Hill Lodge that adjoins the Monument to learn more about the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. View images, a statue of Joseph Warren, and a Revolutionary War cannon before ascending 294 stairs to the top for a bird’s eye view of the city.
Bunker Hill Museum - Located across the street from the Monument grounds, the exhibits teach about the Battle of Bunker Hill, the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument, and the history of the Charlestown neighborhood.
U.S.S. Constitution - Nicknamed “Old Ironsides,” this war ship has remained undefeated since being launched in 1797. Tour this historic ship to learn about its construction, history, and life on the high seas during the 1700s.
Old North Church - Founded in 1722, Christ Church was founded in 1722 and it’s been remembered through history as the Old North Church. It is Boston’s oldest surviving church building and it consists of five notable locations for educational tours, including The Old North Church, Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, the Gardens, and the Gift Shop.
Quincy Market Shops - This historic market area was constructed in 1824 and it is designated a National Historic Landmark. Open spaces at both the east and west ends of the marketplace are a common venue for various street performers and vendors. Adjacent to the market is Faneuil Hall, which has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743. It was the site of speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and other revolutionaries who encouraged independence from Great Britain.
Visit Cambridge and take a walking tour of Harvard Yard with a student guide.
Boston Duck Tour - A land and water experience awaits your group as you board an amphibious vehicle for site-seeing that includes attractions along the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, the Boston State House, the Old State House, and the Charles River.
Evening Activity- Your group will choose one activity for your group to enjoy together. Options include:
Overnight in the Boston area.
Walking tour up Beacon Hill - One of the city’s most picturesque and historic areas, Beacon Hill’s cobblestone streets are lined with Federal-style and Victorian row houses that are adorned with antique lanterns. This hilltop neighborhood looks out over the gold-domed State House, the Boston Common, and the Charles River Esplanade.
Photo stop at the Massachusetts State House.
Group Photo on the Boston Common - Considered to be the oldest urban park in the country, the “Common” has been the site of public gatherings for nearly 400 years.
Boston’s Tea Party Ship - An 18th Century host will lead your group through an interactive colonial town meeting before going on deck of a full-scale sailing vessel to recreate an act of defiance that fueled a revolution. Learn from historical interpreters, artifacts, and interactive exhibits at the Tea Party Ship “museum experience.”
Afternoon departure to your home city.